Miami-Dade fireboat rescues crew member from freighter off Miami coast

Patient suffered injury in open seas, authorities say

(Miami-Dade Fire Rescue)

MIAMI – A Miami-Dade fireboat rescued a crew member Monday from a freighter off the coast of Miami, authorities said.

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay said the crew member suffered an injury and had to be transferred from the ship onto a fireboat so he could be taken to a hospital.

Lay said the transfer took place in open waters with 6-foot waves.

Despite the dangerous conditions, Lay said they were able to safely get the injured crew member into the boat.

No other details were immediately released about the patient's injury or condition.


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